Besuch-Munyasia-7-12In the wake of the annual meeting of the Global Ecovillage Network, Philip Munyasia from Kenya travelled on and visited ZEGG. Taking advantage of his trip to Europe, he was able to visit further projects and present his permaculture school OPETIC.

He reported how people in Kenya help each other to survive in conditions of absolute poverty such as slums and how they learn to grow their own food on tiny plots of land. The permaculture school also helps them to develop sustainable ways of processing the food, collecting seeds, using compost, dealing with energy issues and living together. Together they are working on models to ensure survival for many people.

On July 17, over 30 guests came to the San Diego Café in ZEGG to hear the 29-year-old founder with his persuasive presentation and clear visions. It was impressive to hear what one person can achieve in only four years of dedicated activity: an orphanage has been built, over 2500 people have taken part in training courses and much more. The next goal is to establish a permaculture school for Eastern Africa. A short video about OTEPIC is available online at:


ZEGG – Center for Social and Cultural Design

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The ZEGG is a community of about 100 adults and children. How can we create a sustainable and creative life and an awake awareness to promote issues of love and sexuality, ecology, community, and create policy. We invite you to visit us, especially our summercamp.

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